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Discount stores like Dollar General have a mobile phone section where you can buy an assortment of mobile phones for usually less than $50. Most of them are Android based, but are not the more high profile makes/models. Nonetheless, is it possible to buy one of these phones without activating it? I'd like to get one to have another platform to test my Android apps on. I don't actually need it to place/receive calls, though.
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Good, because I'm pretty sure smart phones stopped doing that years ago.
But, in my very limited knowledge of android and smartphones, yes, you can buy one and not activate it with a carrier. It will essentially be an android tablet if you do not get a data plan and phone number associated with it.
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As long as you can live with it periodically whining about not having a SIM installed.
It'll nag you at boot, and periodically via notifications.
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The only problem with that is that most long running apps have to intercept the event of a call and handle it gracefully. Depending on device it would send automatically the app into the background or shut it down completely. Imagine you play some music in your app and there is a call and your app continues to stream some nice heavy metal in the background.
throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.
Some need a SIM at least once to get past the initial setup.
Why not buy one pre-paid SIM anyway, later you may want to test your apps during receiving calls / messages - it's not as if you have to give the number to any other people. It's only a few dollars more for that extra testing scenarios. (And you can always put on an accent use it to scam your mates in to giving up their passwords.)
Also android updates are often linked to the telco (unless you want to 'root' the phone, - a load of farting about that eats way too much time for little gain.)
Just stay in a Hotel with easy access to the underground (or tube!) London is a little odd for first time visitors from the US, the distances seem small, but can take an inordinate ammount of time...
Mind you the Science Museum is worth a visit been to many times always something new or different!
Thanks, we've got the "London Pass" which I've been told is a hop on and off transit that seems like it would be real handy. My girl friend has been there a couple of times so I'm letting her do most of the planning but there are a few things I want to see also.
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Yup, the London Pass is quite good, It might be related to a Travel thing I had in New York (same font, same layout for the website) I do know the company that installed the 'headphone guide' and I worked for the company that did there video screens...Go see a film in Leicester Square (also note the ammount of Police and Military Police at kicking out time!)
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Touristy meaning museums, galleries and fish and chips.
... and warm beer?
Do try the fish and chips from a small shop. Be warned: After that you'll never want to eat the Jamie Oliver Fish and Chips ever again. - snagged some free samples during the Vegas store opening, still feel more ripped off by that than the slots.
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